The Premier League form table after Newcastle United lost to Chelsea.
You could guess it wouldn’t be pretty but when you see it below, it does look pretty savage.
Chelsea’s win means that like Liverpool they have taken 16 points from the last 18, putting them joint second in the Premier League form table.
However, these are Newcastle’s last six results – the latest one first;
West Brom 2 Newcastle 2
Newcastle 0 Watford 3
Man Utd 4 Newcastle 1
Newcastle 0 Bournemouth 1
When you consider that four (Everton, Leicester, Arsenal, Man City) of the next five games are against teams who rank in the top eight when it comes to recent form, Rafa’s players have to step it up.
The one saving grace of the Premier League form table is that the other four clubs that are ranked in the bottom five, are also clubs that are below Newcastle in the Premier League. Teh exception is Crystal Palace who have only lost one in six but thankfully they are picking up mainly draws.
West Ham have two points from 18 compared to Newcastle’s one and that away match on Saturday 23 December is looking massive.
However, first up are Leicester and Everton who as well as showing up well in this recent form table have now predictably bounced back to ninth and tenth in the current PL table, with teh amount of money spent they were never going to be in longer-term relegation trouble, even if taking on Sam Allardyce.
Two massive home matches where Newcastle HAVE to pick up points.
(Next 6 games – 9 Dec Leicester (H), 13 Dec Everton (H), 16 Dec Arsenal (A), 23 Dec West Ham (A), 27 Dec Man City (H) 30 Dec Brighton (H))
Here is the Premier League form table which covers the past six matches for all teams:
(See the last 10 game form table HERE)